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Manoj Bajpayee says everyone is caught up in ‘ ₹1000 cr’ race in film industry

Actor Manoj Bajpayee has spoken about content material in movies these days and the way the dialog has been revolving across the field office assortment and numbers. In a brand new interview, the actor mentioned that individuals are not keen to talk about the content material and performances in movies. He added that everyone is caught with the numbers. The actor known as OTT platforms ‘a boon’ including that it is ‘heartwarming’ to see gifted actors busy with work. (Also Read | Manoj Bajpayee says mainstream Bollywood filmmakers are terrified of south movies’ success: ‘They don’t know the place to look’)

In the previous few months, a number of big-budget movies launched in theatres which minted money on the field office. SS Rajamouli’s RRR collected 246 crore on the field office in 4 weeks. It additionally entered the 1,000 crore membership worldwide inside 16 days of its launch. Prashanth Neel’s KGF Chapter 2 earned 134.50 crore on its opening day. Later, it additionally crossed the 1000-crore mark. Vivek Agnihotri’s The Kashmir Files, a small price range film, crossed 250 crore mark on the field office.

In an interview with journalist Puja Talwar, Manoj mentioned, “Koi baat hi nahi karraha hai ki film kaesi hai? Koi baat karne ko raazi nahi hai performances kaesi hai. Baki departments ki kya contribution hai? Kya hai na hum sab 1000 crore aur 300 crore aur 400 crore mein phasein huye hai. Yeh jhagda kaayi saalon se chal raha hai aur mujhe lagta hai ki yeh khatam hone wala hai nahi (No one wants to talk about the film or the performances or contribution of the other departments. We are all stuck in collections of 1000 crore, 400 crore and 300 crore. This debate has been going on for a long time and I don’t think it will end).”

He additionally mentioned, “Now critics are saying ‘Why don’t you make films like them? Why is your film not working?’ It’s been asked to those in the mainstream. Those in the mainstream are being put in the witness box by their own mainstream critics. As for me, I was never a part of that world. I used to go sometimes to that world for some reason but would come back again. For us getting our film released in theatres was tough before. Now it gets tougher due to the 1000 crore films. OTT has been a boon. It was a boon for actors like me. It was a boon for so many other talents, so many other faculties. It’s heartwarming to see all of them busy and consumed by OTT and such amazing work that they are doing.”

Meanwhile, Manoj has a number of tasks in the pipeline together with Gulmohar. Directed by Rahul Chittella, the film additionally options Sharmila Tagore, Amol Palekar, Suraj Sharma and Simran Rishi Bagga.

He can even lend his voice for the Hindi model of The Sandman together with Vijay Varma (Lord Morpheus/Dream), Adarsh Gourav (John Constastine), Kubbra Sait (Death), Tillotama Shome (Calliope), Neeraj Kabi (Lucifer) and Sushant Divgikar (Desire). He will lend his voice to Dr Destiny’s character. Manoj additionally has the thriller drama Joram, directed by Devashish Makhija.

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